Lady Terror: Review

So, for all its effort and earnestness in bringing back something that Hollywood stopped making years ago, it’s just a shame that Lady Terror couldn’t be more fun and less eye-rolling.

Jake Large (Nathan Hill) is a lawyer who’s engaged to a beautiful woman and everything seems to be going his way. Then one day he finds a pregnant woman who is being assaulted and without thinking he leaps into action rescuing her.

The next day, Jake gets a call from the woman called Candace (Phillyda Murphy) and she wants to thank him for his heroism. However, one thing leads to another and they start to fall in love.

Lady Terror is a throwback erotic thriller directed, written by and starring Nathan Hill. Inspired largely by Corey Haim’s Blown Away, Lady Terror attempts to recreate that nostalgic feeling of a genre that’s so bad it’s good. However, it may feel like the audience could be left behind without knowing the references to movies of that era.



It’s all well and good to make a pastiche of a genre which is fondly remembered. However, it’s another to ensure that there’s an audience that will understand where the filmmakers are coming from. Unfortunately, this is where Lady Terror falls apart because although there were many bad movies from the era they are referencing, plenty are still being made today.

This also doesn’t excuse the story itself, because although being a pastiche of a movie genre long forgotten, it doesn’t mean that the story has to be so predictable. This means that unless the audience knows what the filmmakers are trying to do, any glaring mistakes in the plot and things that may raise a smile could come across as unintentional.

Not to mention that Lady Terror’s lead character is so unlikeable that the audience may not care what happens to him and that it takes so long for the movie to get to the twist. A twist which many may see coming from a mile away. For a true homage, it needs to subvert expectations and Lady Terror unfortunately doesn’t manage to do that.

So, for all its effort and earnestness in bringing back something that Hollywood stopped making years ago, it’s just a shame that Lady Terror couldn’t be more fun and less eye-rolling.


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